Mass Incarceration. The New Jim Crow. The War on Drugs. Thanks to Professor Michelle Alexander these phrases are now intimately linked in the minds of social justice advocates and faith leaders as we begin a critical struggle for fairness, justice and human rights in the criminal courts, police precincts and prisons of America. The Next Movement is convinced that America can do better, and that the majority of Americans would want us to do better, if they knew the truth. The truth about systemic incarceration, structural second class status, completely uneven law enforcement practices, oppressive and selectively enforced laws that is filling the prisons of America.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Harry Belafonte: The Power of Film

Harry Belafonte and Sidney Portier at the Governors Awards
Harry Belafonte was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Governors Awards (an honorary Oscar, Mr. Belafonte's first).

His acceptance speech was incredibly powerful, insightful, incriminating, and at the same time hopeful.

What a wonderful brother, artist, and of course humanitarian.

The power of film to change minds and hearts was never so eloquently stated. This is the reason that The Next Movement embarked on our (In))Justice for All Film Festival this year, and are committed to screen meaningful social justice focused films on a regular basis, and to hold our festival annually. The 2015 festival will be held April 9-18.

You can view this wonderful acceptance speech by CLICKING HERE. Truly one of the giants of both entertainment and justice. An awesome example for us all.

Daryle Brown

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